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American films of 1963

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A list of American films released in 1963.

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World - the highest grossing film of 1963.


Title Director Cast Genre Note
4 for Texas Robert Aldrich Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Anita Ekberg, Ursula Andress Comedy western
55 Days at Peking Nicholas Ray Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, David Niven Drama
All the Way Home Alex Segal Jean Simmons, Robert Preston, Pat Hingle Drama
America, America Elia Kazan Frank Wolff, Stathis Giallelis Drama
Atom Age Vampire Anton Giulio Majano Alberto Lupo, Susanne Loret, Sergio Fantoni Horror, Science fiction
The Balcony Joseph Strick Shelley Winters, Peter Falk, Leonard Nimoy, Ruby Dee Drama
Beach Party William Asher Robert Cummings, Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon Comedy
The Birds Alfred Hitchcock Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette Suspense
Blonde Cobra Ken Jacobs Jack Smith Short experimental
Blood Feast Herschell Gordon Lewis William Kerwin, Mal Arnold, Connie Mason, Scott H. Hall Horror
Bye Bye Birdie George Sidney Dick Van Dyke, Ann-Margret, Janet Leigh, Bobby Rydell, Paul Lynde Musical
Call Me Bwana Gordon Douglas Bob Hope, Anita Ekberg Comedy
Captain Newman, M.D. David Miller Gregory Peck, Angie Dickinson, Tony Curtis, Bobby Darin Drama
The Cardinal Otto Preminger Tom Tryon, John Huston Drama
The Caretakers Hall Bartlett Joan Crawford, Robert Stack Suspense
Charade Stanley Donen Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, Walter Matthau, James Coburn Suspense
A Child is Waiting John Cassavetes Burt Lancaster, Judy Garland, Gena Rowlands Drama
Cleopatra Joseph Mankiewicz Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison epic
Come Blow Your Horn Bud Yorkin Frank Sinatra, Tony Bill Comedy
Come Fly with Me Henry Levin Dolores Hart, Pamela Tiffin, Hugh O'Brien Romance
The Cool World Shirley Clarke Yolanda Rodríguez, Antonio Fargas, Carl Lee Drama
The Courtship of Eddie's Father Vincente Minnelli Glenn Ford, Shirley Jones, Stella Stevens, Dina Merrill, Ron Howard Comedy
The Crawling Hand Herbert L. Strock Peter Breck, Kent Taylor, Alan Hale, Jr. Horror
Critic's Choice Don Weis Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Marilyn Maxwell, Rip Torn Comedy
Cry of Battle Irving Lerner Van Heflin, Rita Moreno War


Title Director Cast Genre Note
Dementia 13 Francis Ford Coppola William Campbell, Patrick Magee Thriller
Diamond Head Guy Green Charlton Heston, Yvette Mimieux Drama based on Peter Gilman novel
Diary of a Madman Reginald Le Borg Vincent Price, Nancy Kovack, Lewis Martin Horror
Donovan's Reef John Ford John Wayne, Lee Marvin, Jack Warden Comedy final Ford-Wayne collaboration
Eat Andy Warhol Robert Indiana
Face in the Rain Irvin Kershner Rory Calhoun Drama
Five Minutes to Love John Hayes Rue McLanahan Drama
Flaming Creatures Jack Smith Frances Francine, Mario Montez Experimental
Flipper James B. Clark Chuck Connors, Luke Halpin Family based on the TV series
Follow the boys Richard Thorpe Connie Francis, Janis Paige, Russ Tamblyn Comedy
For Love or Money Michael Gordon Kirk Douglas, Mitzi Gaynor, Thelma Ritter, Gig Young Romantic comedy
Free, White and 21 Larry Buchanan Frederick O'Neal, Annalena Lund Drama
Fun in Acapulco Richard Thorpe Elvis Presley, Ursula Andress, Elsa Cardenas Musical filmed entirely in U.S.
A Gathering of Eagles Delbert Mann Rock Hudson, Rod Taylor, Barry Sullivan Drama
Gidget Goes to Rome Paul Wendkos Cindy Carol, Don Porter Comedy
The Girl Hunters Roy Rowland Mickey Spillane, Shirley Eaton Mystery from Spillane's novel
Goldilocks and the Three Bares Herschell Gordon Lewis Alison Edwards, Rex Marlow, Thomas Sweetwood, Joey Maxim Erotic Comedy
The Great Escape John Sturges Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson, James Coburn, James Donald, Donald Pleasence War based on a book by Paul Brickhill


Title Director Cast Genre Note
The Haunting Robert Wise Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Russ Tamblyn Horror from Shirley Jackson novel
Hud Martin Ritt Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas, Patricia Neal, Brandon deWilde Drama from Larry McMurtry novel; Oscars for Douglas, Neal
I Could Go On Singing Ronald Neame Judy Garland, Dirk Bogarde Drama Garland's final film
In the Cool of the Day Robert Stevens Peter Finch, Jane Fonda, Angela Lansbury Drama
The Incredible Journey Fletcher Markle Emile Genest, John Drainie Family
Irma la Douce Billy Wilder Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine Comedy 3 Oscar nominations
It Happened at the World's Fair Norman Taurog Elvis Presley, Gary Lockwood Musical
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Stanley Kramer Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Mickey Rooney, Ethel Merman, Sid Caesar, Phil Silvers, Dick Shawn, Terry-Thomas, Edie Adams, Jonathan Winters, Dorothy Provine, Peter Falk Comedy 6 Academy Award nominations; top-grossing film of 1963
Jason and the Argonauts Don Chaffey Todd Armstrong, Nancy Kovack, Honor Blackman Fantasy
Johnny Cool William Asher Henry Silva, Elizabeth Montgomery, Jim Backus Crime
Kings of the Sun J. Lee Thompson Yul Brynner, George Chakiris Adventure
Ladybug Ladybug Frank Perry Jane Connell, William Daniels, Nancy Marchand
Lancelot and Guinevere Cornel Wilde Cornel Wilde, Jean Wallace Romance
Lilies of the Field Ralph Nelson Sidney Poitier, Lilia Skala Drama Oscar for Poitier
The List of Adrian Messenger John Huston George C. Scott, Dana Wynter Mystery
The Long Ships Jack Cardiff Richard Widmark, Sidney Poitier, Russ Tamblyn Adventure
Love Is a Ball David Swift Glenn Ford, Hope Lange Comedy
Love with the Proper Stranger Robert Mulligan Natalie Wood, Steve McQueen, Edie Adams Drama 5 Oscar nominations
The Man from the Diner's Club Frank Tashlin Danny Kaye, Martha Hyer, Telly Savalas Comedy
Maniac Michael Carreras Kerwin Mathews, Nadia Gray, Donald Houston Horror
Mary, Mary Mervyn LeRoy Debbie Reynolds, Barry Nelson, Michael Rennie Comedy from Jean Kerr play
McLintock! Andrew V. McLaglen John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara Comedy
Miracle of the White Stallions Arthur Hiller Robert Taylor, Lilli Palmer, Curd Jürgens War drama
Move Over, Darling Michael Gordon Doris Day, James Garner, Polly Bergen Romantic comedy My Favorite Wife remake
My Six Loves Gower Champion Debbie Reynolds, Cliff Robertson, David Janssen Comedy


Title Director Cast Genre Note
A New Kind of Love Melville Shavelson Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward Comedy
Nine Hours to Rama Mark Robson Horst Buchholz, José Ferrer, Diane Baker Drama from Stanley Wolpert book
The Nutty Professor Jerry Lewis Jerry Lewis, Stella Stevens Comedy remade in 1996
One Got Fat Dale Jennings
Operation Bikini Anthony Carras Tab Hunter, Frankie Avalon, Jim Backus, Gary Crosby Comedy
PT 109 Leslie H. Martinson Cliff Robertson, Robert Culp, Robert Blake Biography, War story of John F. Kennedy
Pent-House Mouse Chuck Jones Animated
The Pink Panther Blake Edwards David Niven, Peter Sellers, Robert Wagner, Capucine Comedy
The Prize Mark Robson Paul Newman, Edward G. Robinson, Elke Sommer, Diane Baker Drama from Irving Wallace novel
Promises! Promises! King Donovan Jayne Mansfield, Tommy Noonan Comedy aka Promise Her Anything
Rampage Phil Karlson Robert Mitchum, Jack Hawkins, Elsa Martinelli Adventure
The Raven Roger Corman Vincent Price, Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre Horror Edgar Allan Poe story
The Sadist James Landis Arch Hall, Jr., Richard Alden, Marilyn Manning, Don Russell Science fiction
Shock Corridor Samuel Fuller Peter Breck, Constance Towers Drama
The Skydivers Coleman Francis Kevin Casey, Anthony Cardoza, Marcia Knight, Jimmy Bryant Drama
Sleep Andy Warhol John Giorno
Slime People Robert Hutton Robert Hutton Horror
Sodom and Gomorrah Robert Aldrich Stewart Granger, Anouk Aimée, Pier Angeli epic
Soldier in the Rain Ralph Nelson Jackie Gleason, Steve McQueen Comedy from William Goldman novel
Son of Flubber Robert Stevenson Fred MacMurray, Nancy Olson, Tommy Kirk Comedy The Absent-Minded Professor sequel
Spencer's Mountain Delmer Daves Henry Fonda, Maureen O'Hara Family from Earl Hamner, Jr. novel
Stolen Hours Daniel Petrie Susan Hayward, Diane Baker Drama Dark Victory remake
The Stripper Franklin J. Schaffner Joanne Woodward, Richard Beymer, Claire Trevor Drama
Summer Magic James Neilson Hayley Mills, Burl Ives Drama
Sunday in New York Peter Tewksbury Jane Fonda, Rod Taylor, Cliff Robertson, Robert Culp Romantic comedy from Norman Krasna play
The Sword in the Stone Wolfgang Reitherman voices of Sebastian Cabot, Karl Swenson Animated


Title Director Cast Genre Note
Take Her, She's Mine Henry Koster James Stewart, Sandra Dee, Audrey Meadows Comedy
Tarzan's Three Challenges Robert Day Jock Mahoney, Woody Strode Adventure Edgar Rice Burroughs character
The Terror 5 directors Boris Karloff, Jack Nicholson Horror
They Saved Hitler's Brain David Bradley Walter Stocker, Carlos Rivas Science fiction
The Three Stooges Go Around the World in a Daze Norman Maurer Three Stooges Comedy Columbia Pictures
The Thrill of It All Norman Jewison Doris Day, James Garner Comedy
A Ticklish Affair George Sidney Shirley Jones, Gig Young, Red Buttons Comedy romance
To Beep or Not to Beep Roadrunner Animated
Toys in the Attic George Roy Hill Dean Martin, Geraldine Page, Yvette Mimieux Drama from Lillian Hellman play
Transylvania 6-5000 Chuck Jones voices of Mel Blanc, Ben Frommer, Julie Bennett Animated
Twice-Told Tales Sidney Salkow Vincent Price, Sebastian Cabot, Beverly Garland Horror U.A.
Twilight of Honor Boris Sagal Richard Chamberlain, Nick Adams, Joey Heatherton Drama
The Ugly American George Englund Marlon Brando, Sandra Church, Eiji Okada Drama
Under the Yum Yum Tree David Swift Jack Lemmon, Carol Lynley, Dean Jones Comedy
The V.I.P.s Anthony Asquith Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Rod Taylor, Maggie Smith, Louis Jourdan, Margaret Rutherford, Orson Welles Drama from Terence Rattigan play; Academy Award for Rutherford
The Victors Carl Foreman George Peppard, George Hamilton, Vince Edwards War from Alexander Baron story
What's a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This? Martin Scorsese Short subject
The Wheeler Dealers Arthur Hiller James Garner, Lee Remick, Chill Wills, Jim Backus Comedy
Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? Daniel Mann Dean Martin, Elizabeth Montgomery, Carol Burnett Comedy
Who's Minding the Store? Frank Tashlin Jerry Lewis, Jill St. John, Agnes Moorehead, Ray Walston Comedy
X Roger Corman Ray Milland, Don Rickles Science fiction aka Man with the X-Ray Eyes
The Yellow Canary Buzz Kulik Pat Boone, Barbara Eden, Steve Forrest Crime

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